Surrounded by her loving family, G. Elizabeth “Liz” O’Neal, 88, passed away April 25, 2020 at her home in rural Cape Girardeau.
She was born March 22, 1932, in Arbor, Missouri, to Arthur and Sarah Moreland Hitt. She was a 1948 graduate of Delta High School.
On March 18, 1955, Liz and James Edward “Jim” O’Neal were married at the Baptist Church in Arbor, Missouri. The couple resided in rural Cape Girardeau. They were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville, where Liz enjoyed helping with church suppers.
Liz worked 10 years at the shoe factory. Thereafter, she was Jim’s right hand on the farm. She liked to garden, can, make sausage, and help care for their registered beagle hounds. She especially enjoyed watching her grandsons play sports and watching her son coach.
Loving survivors include her husabnd of 65 years, Jim O’Neal of Cape Girardeau; a son, James L. “Lynn” (Wendy) O’Neal of Cape Girardeau; two grandsons, Jonathan (Courtney) O’Neal of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Brock O’Neal of Cape Girardeau; five sisters: Juanita (the late Louis) Myers of Randles, Missouri; Jane (David) O’Connell of Cape Girardeau; Annie (Bill) Ashcraft of Kansas City, Missouri; Shirley (the late Randy) Bohnert of Oak Ridge, and Clara (the late Gene) Phillips of Cape Girardeau.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Drucille Finley and Mary Shubert; and a brother, Ray Hitt.
The family wishes to convey their sincere appreciation to the staff of Elara Caring Hospice and Dr. Rodric Crist for their dedication to Liz’s care the past several years.
The family will announce a memorial gathering at a later date. At this time, they will honor Liz with a private service at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. She will be laid to rest next to other family members at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Flowers and gifts may be delivered to the funeral home between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Elara Caring Hospice, 1614 W. Business Hwy. 60, Suite A-2, Dexter, Missouri 63841, OR Christ Lutheran Church, 248 Albert St., Gordonville, MO 63752.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the TRIBUTES tab of Liz’s personal obituary page at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
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Christ Lutheran Church - Gordonville
248 Albert Street, Gordonville MO 63701
Elara Caring Hospice
1614 W. Business Hwy. 60, Suite A-2, Dexter MO 63752